Cajón del Maipo (2012-10-27)

After quite a bit of a break I try to keep it updated again and probably catch up soon with the last weeks… So this Saturday Agnès, Petteri and I went to the Cajon del Maipo to camp somewhere for one night. I did a bit of research where to go and which transport to choose etc., but dropped in the end nearly all the planning and we decided to improvise if anything unforseen happens. …

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semana 4 (2012-08-29)

The rest of the week was pretty quiet. I finished my project thesis on Thursday and went out the same night with Fernanda and Petteri to celebrate it. After a few beer and only two locations it was suddenly 3.30 and all the clubs were about to close. So we didn’t have any choice but to go home. After I spent some time looking for new rooms to live in, I got some appointments to …

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Legalization II (2012-08-28)

No idea, how often we made an appointment which was canceled by someone, but this morning Petteri and I went to the legalization again. While Petteri went back home to get his passport (because a passport is helpful if you want to do official stuff in a foreign country) I went to the first office again to explain which mistake they made. After a discussion with some guy who asked me which person processed my …

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semana 3 (2012-08-20)

Slowly the live is becomes normal. We planned to do our legalization again, unfortunately it was just a try, as we were busy with uni, hungover or unmotivated…so we postponed it one week (our last chance, cause it has to be done until the 30th). On Tuesday I started my Spanish classes. A friend from Uni and I booked private lessons, twice a week. I learn a lot of words during the week, but sometimes …

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semana 2 (2012-08-11)

Saturday: After partying on Friday I didn’t feel too good…Fazit: I spent the whole day in bed and when I wanted to organize something in the evening, I fell asleep…very productive day! Sunday: The day started around noon and I went to the MAC, the Museo de las Artes Contemporales; A weird place with contemporary art. Lot’s of pictures I didn’t understand and a big hall full of scrap metal. I left the place without …

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Legalization I

Legalization, 2nd try. We met at 9 and went to the first office. I got my piece of paper without problems, while Fernanda took twice as long as me, because the people at the embassy put a stamp on her visa, that it wasn’t clear if it is valid for 246 or 248 days…

too much to do

A condensed summary of my first week: Friday: Excursion to Undurraga vinyard, outside of Chile. Interesting, especially the part with the wine tasting. In the evening I had some drinks with friends of José. None of them really spoke English, so quite a challenge. (also a challenge: meeting people in a foreign city when your phone only works occasionally and receives texts 1hr – 1 day after they were sent)

Día primera en Chile

After the 8 hours in Miami it was quite a shock to arrive in Santiago with maximum 5°C. It took me another hour to go through customs and luckily they accepted my visa without any problems. Luckily the people at the airport spoke English so I asked for the bus to the city. From now on I was alone with my basic Spanish skills. It turned out to be not a real problem. I got the …

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